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Thomas Sumter's Porter Laney is a key leader for the Lady Generals as one of five seniors.

Thomas Sumter girls look to grow as region play continues

The Thomas Sumter girls basketball team is 0-2 to open region play, but the season is still young for the Lady Generals. Thomas Sumter played just three games before taking a break for the holidays, so they're still finding their footing under …

Lee Academy's Hampton Gaskins was one of three running backs selected to The Item's All-Independent Team.

Gridiron Greats: The Sumter Item names 24 to All-Independent Football Team

The Sumter Item has selected 24 players to its All-Independent Football Team. The team was selected based on nominations from local South Carolina Independent School Association school coaches. Final selections were chosen by The Item sports …

Sumter basketball sweeps Westwood

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams completed a sweep of Westwood on Tuesday. The girls kicked things off with a 51-43 win, before the boys narrowly came away with a 55-52 victory. The girls played excellent defense to start the night with …

Thomas Sumter's Austin Anderson was named to the all-tournament team after scoring averaging a double-double in the Oakbrook Prep Post Christmas Tournament.

Thomas Sumter goes 1-1 in holiday tournament

The Thomas Sumter boys basketball team took part in the Oakbrook Prep Post Christmas Tournament on Tuesday. The Generals played twice in the one-day tournament, going 1-1 on the day. The Generals opened with a 49-36 loss to the host school, …

Manning's Jehqwauyn Hilton and the Monarch face Marlboro County, the defending 3A champions, to open region play on Friday

The start of region basketball games highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. REGION PLAY BEGINS IN SCHSLThe South Carolina High School League will see most of its teams begin region play this week. Sumter High opens at Socastee on Friday, Lakewood travels to Camden Friday, …

Sumter and Lakewood will meet on the court for the second time this season on Friday.

Sumter County basketball highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER COUNTY GAMES AT SHSSumter High will host their final two matchups against their county rivals this week. The Gamecocks host Lakewood on Friday, before a date with Crestwood on Saturday. …

Sumter boys, girls basketball sweep Westwood

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams completed a sweep of Westwood on Wednesday with the girls coming away with a 44-38 win before the boys used a dominant second half to run away with a 65-43 win. The Lady Gamecocks maintained a 30-21 lead …

Crestwood will retire the jersey of NBA star Ja Morant on Tuesday during halftime of the Knight's game against Lamar.

Crestwood retiring Morant's jersey highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. CRESTWOOD RETIRES JA’S JERSEYCrestwood will retire former Knight Ja Morant’s jersey at halftime of the their game against Lamar on Tuesday. Morant, currently sidelined by a knee …

The Thomas Sumter competitive cheer team (back row, left to right) assistant coach Deseree Allen, Stephanie Carges, Lily Naylor, Libby Gore, Riley Hyder, Lindsay Daniel, Laney Caughman, Gracie McCaskill, Abby Cox, head Coach Jennifer Brazell, (front row, left to right) Riya Patel, Avery Williams, Lila Kate Stines, Lilli Guinn, Emily Porter after winning the SCISA 1A/2A state championship on Saturday.

Thomas Sumter competitive cheer wins state championship

The Thomas Sumter competitive cheer team is only in its infancy, but the Lady Generals are out to an almost perfect start. TSA only formally restarted the program last year, and they earned state runners-up in SCISA 1A/2A. With a full year under …

Thomas Sumter quarterback Jamari Harris (2) and the Generals will hit the road to face Thomas Heyward Academy in the semifinals of the SCISA 1A playoffs on Friday.

Thomas Sumter faces 3-time state champ Thomas Heyward in 1A semis

Thomas Sumter Academy will face off against a team they hope to follow in the footsteps of on Friday. After beating Colleton Prep 28-21 last week, the Generals will go against Thomas Heyward, which went from a middling program just five years ago …

Lee Academy will now be unable to play Thomas Sumter on Friday due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Cavalier program.

Football game between Thomas Sumter, Lee canceled due to COVID-19 cases

Friday's football game between Thomas Sumter Academy and Lee Academy has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Cavalier football program. The matchup would've determined second …

Thomas Sumter's Lindsay Daniel won the vote for the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after leading the Lady Generals to a first-round upset in the SCISA 2A playoffs.

Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Daniel helps lift Lady Generals to first-round upset

Lindsay Daniel and the Thomas Sumter Academy volleyball team opened the SCISA 2A playoffs as underdogs. TSA was seeded third and facing off against Carolina Forest, who was seeded second. The Lady Generals were not only able to get the upset, but …

PHOTOS: Wilson Hall outlasts Thomas Sumter football in overtime

Thomas Sumter played host to Wilson Hall on Friday with the Barons coming away with a 28-27 overtime victory. Here's a look at the matchup courtesy of The Item's Tim Leible.

PHOTOS: Wilson Hall, Sumter High, Lee Academy, Thomas Sumter play in Baron Bash

Wilson Hall hosted its annual Baron Bash volleyball tournament with Sumter High, Lee Academy and Thomas Sumter among the 18 teams playing on Saturday. Here's a look at the local action courtesy of …

PHOTOS: Thomas Sumter Academy football takes down The King's Academy

The Thomas Sumter football team began its season with a dominant 49-7 win over The King's Academy on Friday. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Tim Leible.